New York City Visitors Guide...

NYC Information

Location Southeastern New York state
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Area The land area of each of the five boroughs:
  • 82 square miles - Brooklyn
  • 44 square miles - Bronx
  • 24 square miles - Manhattan
  • 112 square miles - Queens
  • 60 square miles - Staten Island
Population
  • 7.8 million
  • 2.4 million - Brooklyn
  • 1.3 million - Bronx
  • 1.5 million - Manhattan
  • 2.2 million - Queens
  • 443,000 - Staten Island
Area Codes New York City telephone area codes:
  • Brooklyn - 347 or 718
  • Bronx - 347 or 718
  • Manhattan - 212 or 646
  • Queens - 347 or 718
  • Staten Island - 347 or 718
  • Citywide cell phones - 646 or 917
Helpful Phone Numbers
  • Directory Assistance - 411
  • Emergency - 911
  • New York Government Agencies (non-emergency) - 212-NEW-YORK
  • Travelers Medical Center - 212-737-1212
Airports Airport Information
Ground Transportation Ground Transportation Information
Smoking

New York City is a smoke free city. That means smoking is prohibited in all public areas such as bars, restaurants, subway stations and taxis. Cigars may be smoked in cigar bars that that have registered with the city.

Tipping for Service

New York hotels, restaurants and transportation services factor tips into the wages of their employees. Use the following guidelines to tip for service rendered:

  • Hotel doorman who hails a cab: $1.00
  • Hotel bellhops and porters: $1.00 - $2.00 per bag.
  • Hotel maids: $1.00 - $5.00 per day.
  • Bartenders and waitstaff: 15% - 20% of total bill
  • Taxi drivers: 15% to 20% of total bill

Tips for theater ushers, tour guides and coat-check staff are also apprecitated.

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